Sesame Wilted Beet Greens

Sesame Wilted Beet Greens

Beet greens are as valuable as beets. Just treat them like spinach or Swiss chard. A simple addition of sesame oil or lemon juice enhances their flavour.

1 tbsp sesame seeds
8 cups loosely packed beets with greens, (about 2 bunches)
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp grated gingerroot
1 pinch salt
1/2 tsp sesame oil

In small skillet over medium heat, toast sesame seeds until golden, about 3 minutes; set aside.

Trim stems from small young beet greens or remove centre rib from larger mature beet greens.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beet greens, garlic, ginger and salt; cover and steam until greens are wilted, about 3 minutes. Drizzle with sesame oil; sprinkle with reserved sesame seeds.

Variations: Drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice.

From: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003
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